Here is Mr. Scott Hicks' letter to the Bishop of Fresno claiming he was abused: Scott Hicks' Letter To Most Reverend John Steinbock, Bishop of Fresno
I'm extremely skeptical of the merit of so-called "recovered memories". I'm also wondering where the other boys/victims Hicks claimed to have encountered are now. I'm also concerned about Hicks' admission that he detests the Church, which would be a motive for lying.
I'm not familiar with many "recovered memories" detailing abuse that have proven true. Perhaps other people are, but experts seem to disagree about the merit of such memories, if they can be called that.
That being said, Bishop Tod Brown is guilty of pushing others under the bus by revealing unsubstantiated allegations against them (Fr. Dick Delahunty is one example), but hiding those made against him, while promising transparency through his Covenant With The Faithful publicity stunt.
It is good that the accuser is revealing himself. This way the truth has a better chance of coming to light, and Bishop Brown has a better chance of clearing his name if he is innocent, because now people have a better sense of the allegations against him and the man behind them.
A lengthy quote from the Orange County Register article follows the jump...